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Past award holders

AWARD: Post Graduate Scholarship
Date: 28 July 2009
Dr Johan van der Watt
Nationality: South African
Department affiliation: Division of Neurology, Dept of Medicine, UCT
Research Project Title:
"Markers of Immune Activation in Anti-Retroviral induced Painful Neuropathy"


AWARD: Post Graduate Scholarship
Date: 28 July 2009
Mr Emmanuel Chigutsa
Nationality: Zimbabwean
Department affiliation: Division of Clinical Pharmacology, UCT
Research Project Title:
"Population pharmokinetics and PK-PD Modeling of 2nd line Anti-TB drugs"


AWARD: Post Graduate Scholarship
Date: 28 July 2009
Mrs Rabecca Tadokera
Nationality: Zimbabwean
Department affiliation: IDM, UCT
Research Project Title:
"The Role of Matrix Metalloproteinases in HIV-TB associated Immune Reconstitution Inflammatory Syndrome (TB-IRIS)"


AWARD: Post Doctoral Fellowship
Date: 28 July 2009
Dr Putuma Gqamana
Nationality: South African
Department affiliation: Medical Biochemistry, UCT
Research Project Title:
"Proteomic studies on the mechanism of HIV-Tat protein-based dysregulation of
glycogen synthase kinase-3β signalling pathways in HIV-associated dementia"


AWARD: Post Doctoral Fellowship
Date: 22 September 2009
Dr Vincent Zishiri
Nationality: Zimbabwean
Department affiliation: Chemistry, UCT
Research Project Title:
"Synthesis and investigation of the biological activity and pharmacological properties of a series of new antimalarials with resistance reversing properties, the dibemequines"


AWARD: Post Doctoral Fellowship
Date: 22 September 2009
Dr Alexander Zawaira
Nationality: Zimbabwean
Department affiliation: Medical Biochemistry, UCT
Research Project Title:
"The cloning, expression and characterization of Mycobacterium tuberculosis putative Cytochrome P450 (CYP) 135A1 and CYP123: in search of targets against latent Tuberculosis (TB)"


AWARD: Post Doctoral Fellowship
Date: 22 September 2009
Dr Suzana Savvi
Nationality: South African
Department affiliation: Immunology, UCT
Research Project:
"The role of Type-2 mediated responses during acute and chronic tuberculosis, latency and reactivation"


AWARD: Other Funding
Date: 25th November 2009
Dr Motasim Badri
Nationality: Sudanese (RSA permanent resident)
Department affiliation: Dept of Medicine, UCT
Research Project Title:
“The Clinical Research Methods Course”


AWARD: Post Doctoral Fellowship
Date: 3rd February 2010
Dr Nobubelo Ngandu
Nationality: Zimbabwean
Department affiliation: Bioinformatics Node, IDM, UCT
Research Project Title:
“Evaluation of Directional Evolution associated with disease progression, immune escape and functional regions of HIV-1 subtype C”


AWARD: Post Graduate Scholarship
Date: 3rd February 2010
Miss Kariema Dhansay
Nationality: South African
Department affiliation: Division of Pharmacology, UCT
Research Project Title:
“Isolation and identification of antimicrobial compounds from South African medicinal plants”


AWARD: Research Officer/Post Graduate Fellowship (MBChB)
Date: 3rd February 2010
Dr Phumla Sinxadi
Nationality: South African
Department affiliation: Clinical Pharmacology, Dept of Medicine, UCT
Research Project Title:
“Pharmacogenomics and pharmacokinetics of metabolic complications of antiretroviral drugs”


AWARD: Post Doctoral Fellowship
Date: 3rd February 2010
Mr Alfred Bere
Nationality: Zimbabwean
Department affiliation: Division of Medical Virology, IDM, UCT
Research Project Title:
“Role of genital tract immune activation and inflammation in prevention and control of HIV infection”


AWARD: Research Officer
Date: 1st April 2010
Dr Rory Leisegang
Nationality: South African
Department affiliation: Division of Clinical Pharmacology
Research Project Title:
“Outcomes and cost effectiveness of different models of delivery of antiretroviral therapy”


AWARD: Post Doctoral Fellowship
Date: 1st January 2012
Dr Denis Chopera
Nationality: Zimbabwean
Department affiliation: IDM, UCT
Research Project Title:
“Impact of CTL escape mutations on HIV replication and disease progression”


AWARD: Research Officer
Date: 1st April 2010
Dr Charles Wiysonge
Nationality: Cameroonian, South African Permanent Resident
Department affiliation: IDM, UCT
Research Project Title:
“Building evidence for improving childhood immunization coverage in Africa”


AWARD: Post Graduate Scholarship
Date: 19th May 2010
Mr Reggie Mutetwa
Nationality: Zimbawean
Department affiliation: Division of Medical Microbiology, UCT and Biomedical Research and Training Institute, Harare, Zimbabwe
Research project Title: “Preventing adverse outcomes in smear negative TB suspects in the era of collaborative TB and HIV programmes: the contribution of new TB diagnostics”


AWARD: Post Graduate Fellowship
Date: 19th May 2010
Miss Ntokozo Dambuza
Nationality: South African
Department affiliation: Division of Pharmacology, Dept of Medicine, UCT
Research Project Title:
“Generation of new chemical entities with antimalarial and resistance reversal activity through enzymatic modification of known compounds”


AWARD: Research Officer (Post Graduate Fellowship – MBChB)
Date: 19th May 2010
Dr Liesl Zuhlke
Nationality: South African
Department affiliation: Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital, UCT
Research Project Title:
“The role of computer-assisted auscultation in screening for asymptomatic Rheumatic Heart Disease”


AWARD: Post Graduate Scholarship
Date: 19th May 2010
Miss Olivia Carulei
Nationality: South African
Department affiliation: IDM, UCT
Research project Title: “Genetic and molecular analysis and screening of South African avian poxviruses for use as vaccine vectors”


AWARD: Post Graduate Scholarship
Date: 19th May 2010
Miss Ursula Rohlwink
Nationality: South African
Department affiliation: Division of Neurosurgery, UCT
Research project Title: “Biomarkers of neurological injury and inflammation in children with tuberculosis meningitis”


AWARD: Other
Date: 19th May 2010
Dr Thomas Scriba
Nationality: South African
Department affiliation: SATVI, IDM, UCT
Research project Title: “Equipment funding – LSR Fortessa Flow Cytometer”


AWARD: Post Doctoral fellowship
Date: 21st July 2010
Dr Lena Andersen
Nationality: Danish
Department affiliation: Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health, UCT
Research project Title: “The development of a brief psychological intervention for depression in people living with HIV/AIDS in Primary care: the impact on adherence and immunological parameters”


AWARD: Post Doctoral fellowship
Date: 21st July 2010
Ms Zizipho Mbulawa
Nationality: South African
Department affiliation: Medical Virology, IDM, UCT
Research project Title: “The natural history of oral human papillomavirus (HPV) infection in South African couples and the antibody responses to infection”


AWARD: Visitor’s
Date: 21st July 2010
Dr Adebayo Shittu
Nationality: Nigerian
Department affiliation: Medical Microbiology, UCT and Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria
Research project Title: “Phenotypic and molecular characterization of methicillin- resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) isolates obtained from patients with invasive infections in Nigeria”


AWARD: Post Doctoral fellowship
Date: 21st July 2010
Dr Aron Abera
Nationality: Eritrean
Department affiliation: Medical Biochemistry, IDM,  UCT
Research project Title: “Investigating polymorphisms in the Kaposi’s sarcoma-associated herpes virus G-protein-coupled receptor gene in South African Kaposi’s sarcoma tumours”


AWARD: Post Doctoral fellowship
Date: 21st July 2010
Dr Keren Middelkoop
Nationality: South African
Department affiliation: Desmond Tutu HIV Centre, UCT
Research project Title: “The impact of HIV infection on the strain diversity, evolution and drug resistant mutations of M. tuberculosis in a high TB and HIV prevalence community in South Africa”


AWARD: Post Doctoral fellowship
Date: 21st July 2010
Mr Cobus Olivier
Nationality: South African
Department affiliation: Division of Virology, IDM, UCT
Research project Title: “Impact of HIV-1 infection on inflammation in the male genital tract and blood”


AWARD: Post Doctoral fellowship
Date: 21st July 2010
Mrs Nonhlanhla Mkhize
Nationality: Swazi
Department affiliation: Division of Medical Virology, IDM, UCT
Research project Title: “Impact of antiretroviral therapy on HIV shedding, inflammation and the quality of HIV-specific immunity in the female genital tract of women chronically infected with HIV”


AWARD: Post Doctoral fellowship
Date: 21st July 2010
Ms Tiroyaone Brombacher
Nationality: Botswana
Department affiliation: Department of Immunology, IDM, UCT
Research project Title: “Neuro-immunological control of Helminth infection: investigating the role of Interleukin-4 receptor alpha on neuronal and immune products driven smooth muscle cell hypercontractility”


AWARD: University of Aberdeen and University of Cape Town Joint PhD Scholarship
Date: 21st July 2010
Professors Frank Brombacher (UCT) and Gordon Brown (UoA)
Research project Title: “The role of fungal spores and Dectin-1 in the pathogenesis of asthma”